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Cover of "Legislator Use of Communication Technology" featuring Uncle Sam's hand holding a hashtag
The Critical Frequency Theory of Policy System Stability
Joe West

Political use of communication technology is rapidly changing the nature of politics; one need look no further than United States President Donald ...

Cover of "And So We Die, Having First Slept" featuring an illustration of a woman surrounded by leaves
Jennifer Spiegel

"And So We Die, Having First Slept" is a novel about marriage. Brett is older than Cash by a decade; both are world-weary — one from negotiating ...

Title page of "A Dream" featuring a drawing of a city seen though a gate Kelly Houle
Illustrated by: Kelly M. Houle
Selected Poems
Abramek Koplowicz
Translated by Malgorzata Koraszewska, Sarah Lawson

Abramek Koplowicz was born in Lodz, Poland, on Feb. 18, 1930. He had attended elementary school for only two years when he and his ...

Films From the Future
The Technology and Morality of Sci-Fi Movies
Andrew Maynard

Learn how movies reveal the future of technology.

Science, technology and society: In "Films from the Future," former physicist Andrew ...

C.K. Conners

Yet another responsibility has passed from the Author's plate onto mine: I am charged with writing the synopsis. As this is not a novel, a single ...

Style & Story by Stephen J. Pyne
A Guide to Literary Methods in Writing Nonfiction
Stephen J. Pyne

There are two basic rules for writing nonfiction, says historian and award-­winning author Stephen J. Pyne. Rule 1: You can’t make stuff up. Rule ...

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Watching, Questioning, Enjoying, 4th edition
Peter Lehman

"Thinking About Movies: Watching, Questioning, Enjoying, 4th Edition" is a thorough overview of movie analysis designed to enlighten both students ...

Cover of "Atlas of Men" featuring medical photos of a man's body
David Sklar

Dr. Robert Thames is an infectious disease specialist who travels the world in search of new antibiotics. Just as he learns his job is about to be ...


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